• Welcoming . . .

Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!

Vacation Bible School July 18-22


Every summer, KUCC, in partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church of Kirkwood, sponsors a week of fun and learning at VBS.  This program is open to children age 4 (as of Jan. 1 2017) through those who will have completed fourth grade. Our 2016 VBS  theme will be “Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love.”  Sessions, all of which will be hosted at the KUCC “Surf Shack,” will begin at 9 am and last until noon, with a midmorning snack provided.  Each day will include lessons about Bible stories, crafts, active recreation, and vibrant songs and worship. Make plans for your children ages 4 through fourth grade, to participate.   See our Summer Programs page for additional details. You can use this link for online enrollment.

Older youth and adults are needed as volunteers. If you have questions or want to volunteer, please contact KUCC’s student pastor and VBS director Stephen Stark via email at journey6124@gmail.com, or call the church offices: 314-822-2240 for KUCC or 314-822-8244 for Trinity.

 About Sunday Services at KUCC

outlined MAPLocation:  Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd.  We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindeman in Kirkwood. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.

Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.

Childcare is provided for babies through three-year-olds in our nursery.

Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.

Meet Our Pastor.  Information for Visitors.

Music Celebration May 22

Kids Sing

KUCC children sang “Somebody’s Knocking” as part of our terrific morning of music.  Thanks to Director of Music Merry Keller and Accompanist Ron Bryant for their leadership, bringing us beautiful music on May 22 and throughout the year!

Congregational Meeting May 22

Rick Happel presented possible changes to our space to improve its accessibility and flexibility.  Members voted to pursue the proposed plan.  Kris Pounds gave an update concerning the work of the Endowment Council and reminded members that funds from the fund’s interest are available for special requests.  Shane Bowen was elected to serve as Denominational Liaison to our UCC Conference and on Church Council. Vi Hennen was elected to chair the Building and Grounds ministry team. Thanks to all who serve and lead our church!

Upcoming Events

 Adult Education:  June 19 will be our final session viewing and discussing the faith implications of the film “The Lady in the Van.”

God’s Helping Hands:  A Juneteenth celebration of emancipation will feature a clothing giveaway at St. Philip’s Church on June 18.  Our breakfast team will prepare brown bag breakfasts for Sunday the 19th so that the St. Philip’s kitchen can be used to prepare a Father’s Day meal.